DETROIT — Detroit star Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 by the NFL for his illegal low block in the season-opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.
NFL spokesman Randall Liu said vice president of football operations Merton Hanks notified the Detroit defensive tackle of the fine. Suh hit Vikings center John Sullivan during an interception return, drawing a penalty that negated a touchdown by Detroit linebacker DeAndre Levy.
Suh said he wasn’t going after Sullivan’s knees, adding that the two discussed the play at halftime. Detroit players said Suh apologized to the team Tuesday.
The NFL fined Suh $30,000 last year for unnecessary roughness when he kicked Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin area. He was suspended two games in 2011 after stomping on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith.
JACOBS SIGNS: In East Rutherford, N.J., the New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs on Tuesday.
Jacobs, a former Assumption standout who played for the Giants from 2005-2011 and was a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams, should help a backfield in flux. Second-year starter in David Wilson is backed up by Da’Rel Scott and Michael Cox, but New York ran for only 50 yards in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys.
“Whatever they need me to do,” Jacobs said. “Whatever role they want me to play, I’ll come in and do it. I know the offense. I know they’ve made some tweaks, and I’ll do whatever I have to do.”
Jacobs, a 2005 fourth-round draft choice, has played in 100 regular-season games for the Giants, with 48 starts. The franchise leader with 56 rushing touchdowns, Jacobs, 31, played in 11 postseason games with five starts, as well.
MILLER SIGNED TO PRACTICE SQUAD: In Kansas City, Mo., the Kansas City Chiefs announced on their website Tuesday the signing of former Southern defensive tackle Jordan Miller.
The practice squad contract of offensive lineman Matt Reynolds was terminated.
Miller entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2011. He spent the first 16 games on the Bears’ practice squad and was signed to the active roster in December of that year. He was later signed by Green Bay and spent time on both the practice squad and active roster.
He was a three-year letter winner at Southern after joining the program as a walk-on, recording 90 tackles (42 solo), 15.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 31 games.